SSIT Newsletter

The Society on Social Implications of Technology publishes a monthly newsletter.

The SSIT newsletter hits member inboxes on the 15th of each month.

Please contact the SSIT Newsletter Editor, Heather Love ( if you have a news item, SSIT-related update, volunteer opportunity, Call for Papers, award notice, or “Feature Article” idea for a future issue.

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From our most recent issue:

2018 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS)
13-14 November 2018, Washington, DC, USA

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Now is the time to lock in your plans for for ISTAS 2018, the flagship conference of SSIT. For full details about the event, visit our website. A highlight of this year’s program is our best yet set of featured panels, which will provide a unique opportunity for experts to discuss key technology issues facing society today. You won’t want to miss them:

    • Creating Ethically Informed Standards
      • John Havens, Executive Director, IEEE Global Initiative
      • Sara Jordan, Vice Chair, SSIT Standards Committee
      • Trevor Rudolph, Original Unit Chief, OMB Cyber and National Security Unit
      • Sarah Spiekermann, Institute for Management Information Systems, Vienna University of Economics and Business
    • Current Challenges in Technology Policy
      • Katherine Pratt, Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering, University of Washington
      • Amie Stepanovich, Access Now
      • Terrell McSweeney, Former Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
    • The Future of Ethical Education
      • Joe Herkert, North Carolina State University
      • Deborah Johnson, University of Bergen
      • Louis Bucciarelli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
      • Rick Miller, Olin College
    • The Value of Information in Decision Making
      • Christoph Aubrecht, World Bank
      • Jamie Kruse, East Carolina University
      • Yusuke Kuwayama, Resources for the Future
      • Emily Pindilli, United States Geological Survey
      • Carl Shapiro, United States Geological Survey
    • Enabling Cultural Change: Ethics and Human Values in the Work of the National Academies
      • Rosalyn Berne, National Academies
      • Karin Ellison, Arizona State University
      • Robert Nerem, Georgia Institute of Technology
      • Frazier Benya, Women In Science, National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
      • Deborah Johnson, University of Bergen
    • Different Pathways to Making Global Societal Impacts
      • Fahmida Chowdhury, National Science Foundation
      • Edward Winant, Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
      • Tom Wang, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
      • Lorraine Martin, Lockheed Martin, retired
    • Human-Robot Interaction: Examining Ethical Issues in Three Contexts
      • Jason Borenstein, Georgia Institute of Technology
      • Ayanna Howard, Georgia Institute of Technology
      • Yvette Pearson, Old Dominion University
      • Joe Herkert, North Carolina State University
      • Keith Miller, University of Missouri
  • Other workshops include:
    • Gender Equity and Social Inclusion in Renewable Energy Programs
    • A Partnership Approach to Community Led Sustainable Development

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